PICKING A PUMPKIN



Rite Aid will be first to sell beer



Letcher County residents may be able to buy their first beer from a retail store as early as next week. Nathan Jones, spokesperson with Kentucky Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control in Frankfort, confi rmed that Rite Aid Pharmacy in Whitesburg has been issued the first retail beer license in the City of Whitesburg since residents voted overwhelmingly in late June […]

Woman, children hurt in crash



A mother and two children were transported by helicopters to a Tennessee hospital after all three were injured in a wreck at Kona Monday afternoon. Kentucky State Police Trooper Michael Burton said the accident occured after two vehicles traveling toward Whitesburg on US 119 were stopped on the highway while the first vehicle was waiting to turn left onto Bill […]

Man charged with moving corpse of overdose victim



Police say a Colson man moved a corpse from his home on July 4 in an attempt to stay out of legal trouble. Jimmy Dean Branson, 41, of 217 Buck Creek, was arrested October 15 and charged with tampering with physical evidence. Letcher County Sheriff Danny Webb said Patsy Cook was found dead in a bed of an apparent drug […]

Cougars hope to build on late-game effort



Letcher Central’s record fell to 1-7 on the season but more importantly 0-2 in district play after a 41-22 loss at Perry County Central in Hazard. The Cougars were lifeless in the first half and found themselves trailing 35-0 at the break. LCC awoke from their midseason slump and outplayed the Commodores on both sides of the ball in the […]

Cavaliers fall again, look to rebound



Saved fuel may save title



Charlotte Motor Speedway’s Bank of America 500 came down to another one of those fuel mileage races that in this case may go a long way in determining which driver will end up becoming this season’s champion. More times than not fuel mileage becomes an issue when you have long green runs with very few caution flags, and that once […]

Gabby’s fishing fever

Get your crank baits out now for bass

This is a good time to be on the water and to fish a crank bait. The bass are following the shad and are feeding on them to get ready for winter. The crank bait looks and acts just like a shad or bait fish. This makes the crank bait one of the best lures to use right now. The […]

Struttin’ Time

North Carolina a good place to hunt

I left on October 14 for my annual black bear hunting trip to North Carolina, hunting in the Blue Ridge Mountains. That is a trip that I look forward to each year because it gives me time to reflect on life while sitting on top of the world. Also what makes it a fun trip is that this is a […]

Woolly worm forecasts light winter

Whitesburg

Hello everyone, hope you are all well and happy. We’ve had some cool weather and some cold. I saw my first woolly worm today, and it was light brown. According to the old tale, it will be a light winter, if that’s true — sometimes it does work. We will know soon. Thank you, Elzie Ray Hatton, for all the […]


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